Have you ever made something, and then attempt to go back and replicate it and don't quite have the same luck? I was feeling that way in the beginning. For my first brush, I had one in my stash that I used. After that swap, I had picked up a few from the dollar store. I was able to take of the metal piece easily so that I could pull out the brush block. The problem came in putting the metal piece back on. I tried for about an hour one evening and then an hour the next. I had gotten it on, but the seam was all mangled and I was crushed. I didn't want to send something looking like that.
I don't know about you, but sometimes I get so committed to plan a, that I forget there is always a plan b, c, d, e..... and so on. I had glanced over on my craft desk and saw a piece of grunge board and all kinds of things just went off in my head. I had found my answer. I cut the piece down to the size of the piece I took off. I embossed it and painted it with gesso along with the handle. Rusted both and then rubbed a little black ink over the embossed areas. heat embossed a script stamp with ultra fine embossing powder on both pieces. Heat embossed with chunky powder on the top and bottom of the faux metal piece then adhered the two together. I am really pleased with the results.
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